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2010/10 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania tagged with 'Scrap Monsters'

Deck Profile: Jonny Nagel’s Naturia Scraps

October 10th, 2010

One of the most memorable Feature Matches of the weekend was Jonny Nagel’s 3-Duel throwdown against Gary Diamond in Round 10.  Nagel didn’t make it to the Top 32 – with an 8-2 record he made 36th place, missing out on the playoff rounds by a handful of tiebreaker points.  But Nagel’s Deck is something totally unique, and he really impressed the spectators here today.  Here’s his build:

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Top 32 Feature Match: Christopher Miles VS Michael Jacobs

October 10th, 2010

Both of these competitors are in the Top 32 with Decks that stand apart from the expected field.  While Michael Jacobs is playing the Flamvell Deck fondly nicknamed “Synchro Dog,” his opponent Christopher Miles is the lone Scrap Duelist left in the tournament.  With both Duelists eager to get to Dueling, the Match was off to a swift start.

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Round 10 Feature Match: Jonny Nagel VS Gary Diamond

October 10th, 2010

 

Both of these competitors had 7-2 records heading into this round: a win here would give the victor a great chance at making the Top 32.  Gary Diamond was a LIGHT Gemini Beatdown Duelist, while Jonny Nagel was back from his appearance at YCS San Jose with another take on the Naturia Deck he piloted to a bubble Match in that tournament.  The twist?  This time he was playing an all-new strategy: Naturia Scraps.  Good idea, or bad idea?  We were about to find out!

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Round 9 Feature Match: Christopher Burrows VS Eric Huang

October 10th, 2010

Christopher Burrows finished yesterday with a 6-2 record: 2 more consecutive Match wins would almost guarantee a seat in the top 32, but that was the goal for all of the Duelists remaining in this tournament, and Eric Huang is no exception.  Huang is playing an aggressive LIGHT Beatdown / Gemini City Deck, similar to the Deck that won YCS San Jose for Angel Flores.  With Scrapstorms and Gemini Sparks in the mix, this could be an interesting tactical Match.

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Deck Profile: Daniel Joy’s GiganteScraps

October 9th, 2010

In Round 5, we saw Daniel Joy take on Flamvells with his GiganteScraps Deck, capturing a 2-1 victory to clinch an undefeated 5-0 record.  Over the past few weeks we’ve seen Tricky Scraps, Gravekeeper Scraps, pure Scraps, and other Scrap Decks in competition – but we haven’t seen a Scrap Deck quite like this!  Here’s what Joy’s Deck looks like:

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Round 3 Feature Match: Christopher Burrows VS Julian Keller

October 9th, 2010

Christopher Burrows hails from Chicago, and is 1 of our undefeated Scrap Duelists here this weekend, packing Summoner Monk and Caius the Shadow Monarch as his personal tech.  His opponent is Long Island’s Julian Keller, a Lightsworn Duelist packing Gold Sarcophagus and other familiar choices.

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Deck Profile: Kendy Point-Dujour’s Gravekeeper Scraps

October 9th, 2010

Two weeks ago at YCS San Jose, we saw Scrap Decks bust through to the top tables of Championship-level competition!  While Duelists like Jerry Tran and Edgar Lopez put forth strong showings that saw them nearly make the Top 32, it was innovator Darryl Huang who took the Deck all the way to the Top 16, triumphing over all the rest with Tricky Scraps.  Today, his success has inspired Duelists to try putting their own spin on the Scrap theme. Since Scraps can be played in so many different ways, we’re bound to see a lot of different builds here this weekend.  If you’re not familiar with the basic Scrap framework, hop over to the main strategy site for a quick refresher on the core combos that most of these Decks have in common.

One of the most promising versions of the Scrap Deck is being played by Duelists like Kendy Point-Dujour, and revolves around the defensive strength of Gravekeeper’s Spy.  The Spy’s 2000 DEF buys the Scrap Duelist time to set up his Graveyard with the necessary Tuner Monsters, and the Spies each contribute 4 Levels towards a Synchro Summon.  Here’s how Point-Dujour built his Scrap Deck:

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